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Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
UH professor's work may yield heart drug • Damien places 19th at rocketry nationals • Visits canceled at women's prison; and more

Hanabusa, Schatz differ on Constitution change

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa both want to expand opportunities for preschool in Hawaii, but they are divided on a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.

Isle Quest members required to renew eligibility

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
For the first time, the state Medicaid program is requiring most members to respond to renewal notices or risk losing their health insurance coverage. The state has begun sending out forms to at least 200,000 of the 320,000 Hawaii residents who are insured through Quest.

当局が56匹のサイカブトムシを捕獲

ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:51
 ハワイ州当局は、オアフ島の真珠湾や海軍・海兵隊ゴルフコース、ケエヒラグーンなどで、外来種であるサイカブトムシ(coconut rhinoceros beetle)の捕獲作戦を実施し、2週間で56匹のサイカブトムシの成虫と1匹の幼虫を捕獲したと発表した。 サイカブトムシは、ココナッツやヤシの木、パパイヤの木などに寄生して樹木を破壊することで知られており、当局では、州内でのサイカブトムシの繁殖を防ぐべく、本格的な捕獲作戦を実施していた。
参考:KHON2

モクレレ航空がカフルイ=カラエロア線を就航

ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:03
 ハワイに拠点を置くモクレレ航空は昨日、マウイ島カフルイ空港とオアフ島西部のカラエロア空港を結ぶ定期便を就航すると発表した。 モクレレ航空のロン・ハンセンCEOは「毎週のように飛行機を利用してオアフ島へ仕事へ向かう人もおり、45分間のフライトでマウイからオアフ島西部へ行くことができる新定期便を利用すれば、混雑時には1時間はかかるH1フリーウェイ上でのドライブを回避することができます」と語り、新たな定期便は通勤に便利な最新の交通手段になるのではないかとしている。 モクレレ航空のカフルイ=カラエロア便は7月1日より毎日3便が就航が開始される見込みで、料金は8月末まで片道$69に設定されている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Illegal resident gets 2 years, $5,000 fine after selling rifle

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
A Canadian citizen who sold a semiautomatic rifle to undercover police while living illegally in the United States was sentenced in federal court Friday to two years in jail.

Hokule'a crew prepares to leave on trek

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Crew members are making final preparations — and locals are offering farewells and good wishes — as Hokule‘a readies to leave Oahu in less than a week for what aims to be its most ambitious voyage yet.

Hokule'a: Revitalized and ready to take on the world

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Hokule'a is still designed to sail and perform as its ancestral wa'a (canoes) did, when centuries ago they pulled much of Polynesia out of the sea. But in many ways this is Hokule'a 2.0.

Second Jack Johnson show added after tickets sell out

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Despite being limited to Hawaii residents, tickets to Jack Johnson's concert at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 1 sold out within an hour Saturday morning, and officials are planning a second show for Aug. 2.

Hee plans to run for lieutenant governor

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
State Sen. Clayton Hee is expected to announce on Sunday that he will challenge Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui in the Democratic primary. Hee's late entry into the primary poses danger for Tsutsui, who is still unknown to many voters.

Ex-aide for Akaka tapped for Pentagon

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Debra S. Wada, a St. Andrew's Priory graduate, was appointed as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Mailer joins presidential commission

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Former Kamehameha Schools leader Dee Jay Mailer has joined the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the ceremony Tuesday.

Volcanic Ash: Protesters of UH candidate didn't bother to listen first

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Each week seems to bring a new example in Hawaii of civil public discourse being hijacked by self-righteous dogmatists waving placards with trite slogans. It was at the University of Hawaii this time, where retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski was picketed, booed and hissed.

Review: Halau presents contemporary take on hula

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Patrick Makuakane knows just how far to stretch the rules of hula — just far enough so they don't snap back. Makuakane, born on Oahu, is kumu hula and founder of Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu based in San Francisco.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Smoke forces isle-bound flight to turn back • 3 rare corpse plants are expected to bloom

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Bodyboarder rescued after hitting head • Road closed after car fells utility pole • Man rescued from inside cement truck • Blessing begins 6-month project at Kekaha park • Missing man is found safe in lava field

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

DOT director leaving to help guide UH maintenance, repairs backlog

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
The state Department of Transportation director is leaving to return to the University of Hawaii, where he will help guide efforts to catch up on the Manoa campus' maintenance and repair backlog, officials say.

Maui County settles worker's suit over Facebook page

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Maui County has reached a settlement with a part-time county employee who accused the county of unlawfully interfering with a Facebook page he had established to track the comings and goings of a Maui Police Department traffic officer.